This year I will be wearing one new hat at TRB. In addition to attending the Transportation and Economic Development (ADD10) committee meeting as a member, I have the honor of attending my first in-person meeting as a section represenative for the TRB Young Members Council - Planning and Environment Group. YMC exists to encourage and facilitate participation by young professionals in the TRB community.
In the spirit of that, here are my tips for anyone new to TRB:
- Young people: don’t be afraid of committee meetings. They want you there, I promise!
- Make plans for at least one meal away from the convention hall. It helps to pace yourself.
- Business cards are great. But write down notes on the back of them or you’ll never remember that interesting person you met.
- Can’t scribble down everything you want from that slide or poster? Take a picture.
See you in DC!